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Size of Murti (or Idol) of Hindu God to be installed in Puja Room in Home

The murti of Hindu God that should be worshipped in home should be of small size. The general rule that is followed is that the height of the murti should not be of more than 22 cm. This rule is generally followed when murtis of Ganesh, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Krishna, Saraswati and Shivling is placed in puja rooms. The rule is strictly followed by Hindu homes in North India. But when murtis of Ganesha, Saraswathi, Vishwakarma etc are used during pujas like Saraswati Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi Puja the size can be more than 22 cm. But it is always better to use small murtis even for temporary pujas. Huge murtis are worshipped only in temples or in sacred places.

Hindu Devotional Songs on Online Radio – Listen for free

Online radio with free Hindu devotional songs is presented by the website wisdomspeak. You can listen to several popular devotional songs online for free. There is no download facility. The online radio functions 24X7. The website also has a bhajans album, Ardhana album and Hanuman chalisa. Link – Listen to Hindu Devotional Songs on Online Radio here

Sai Baba Utsav at Shirdi in Chaitra Month - Ramnavami Festival

Sai Baba Utsav observed in Chaitra Month attracts thousands of devotees to the SaibabaTemple at Shirdi. Sai Baba Utsav 2017 date is from April 4 to April 5. This festival coincides with the Ramnavami festival. The most important day during the festival is April 5, the Ram Navami day.

The three-day festival is observed from the Chaitra Ashtami day (eighth day of the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month) to the Chaitra Dasami day (tenth day of the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month).

Special pujas and programs are held during the three days. The festival also marks the end of the Chaitra Navratri.

Quotes from Thirukural on Love

One who has no love in his heart will try to possess everything for himself. One who has love in his heart is ready to sacrifice everything including his own body for the benefit of others. The ignorant say that love leads one to Dharma only; but love is a defense against evil too and love helps one to get out of vice also. The life of a man who has no love in his heart is as futile as the existence and flourishing of a withered tree in a barren land. The human body which is sustained by love is truly alive, where as the human body which is not sustained by love is mere assembly of bones covered with skin. Thirukural

Today in Hindu Calendar – March 16, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 16, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi – eleventh day of waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Shukla Paksha Ekadashi Tithi till 8:29 AM on March 16. Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi after 8:29 AM on March 16. All time based on India Standard Time. Falgun Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or 11th day of falgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or 11th day in Falguna month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi. Nakshatra – Pushya or Pusam or Puyam Nakshatra till 2:32 PM on March 16, 2011. Afterwards it is Ashlesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram. 2nd day of Painguni Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 2nd day of Meena Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 1st day of Chaitra month in…

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